Services are scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2012, at 10 a.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Bob J. Chrisman, who passed away June 12, 2012, in Roswell. Gen. Jack Fox and Rev. Jim Bignell will officiate. Roswell Fire Department will provide honors. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 14, 2012, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 5-7 p.m.
Bob was born September 12, 1935, in Hagerman, to W. J. and Callie Chrisman. Bob retired from the Roswell Fire Department as a lieutenant after 21 years of service. Bob and his wife, Sharon, enjoyed his retirement years taking camping trips with many good friends. He was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon York Chrisman, who lives at the family home in Roswell. Bob is also survived by his two children, son Bobby and partner Randy Stone of Phoenix; daughter Brenda Sims and her husband Alan of Roswell; five grandchildren, Stacy Ingram and her husband John of Roswell, Kim Lusk and her husband Jeremy of Roswell, Brandon Chrisman and his wife Christina of Phoenix, Adam Chrisman of Phoenix, Brieanne Ford and her husband Tyler of Roswell; great-grandchildren, Koby, Cory and Audrey Garcia, Natalie and Brenna Lusk and Dakota Ingram, all of Roswell; one brother, Lloyd Chrisman and his wife Jenny of Roswell; two sisters, Louise Rhodes and her husband Aaron of Phoenix, Ida James and her husband Gene of Roswell; sister in-law Wanda Chrisman of Lovington; mother in-law Helen Franklin of Artesia; sisters in-law, Margaret Grantham and her husband Floyd of Artesia, Janice Derrick and her husband Raymond of South Dakota, Sue Parker of Capitan, and numerous nieces nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob was the favorite uncle of all of them.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his dearly loved brother, Milton Chrisman of Lovington.
Bob was above all else a family man. His love and his humor will be greatly missed.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Lindell Rhodes, Floyd Chrisman, Skeet Chrisman, Gary Corman, Ralph Cobos, Larry Grantham, Michael Grantham, and William Bradshaw.
Special thanks to the staff of Sunset Villa Nursing Home for the tender loving care extended to Bob and his family.
Friends and family may pay respects online at: lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.